Monday, September 4, 2017

Clean Air Centers in Deschutes County

This morning, Monday September 4, smoke is again hanging heavy in the Central Oregon air. The Deschutes County Health Services Department has organized several cleaner air cooling centers around the county for residents to get some respite from smoke. These spaces include:
  • Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th Street, Bend, OR. Hours: Monday through Friday (9 am – 4 pm). Closed Labor Day.
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds – North Sister Building, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR.  Hours: 9/2, 9/3, 9/5, 9/6, 9/7 (8 am – 4 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • Downtown Bend Library, 601 N.W. Wall Street, Bend, OR. Hours: Monday through Wednesday (10 am – 8 pm); Thursday through Friday (10 am – 6 pm); Saturday through Sunday (Noon – 5 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (10 am – 6pm); Thursday (9 am – 8 pm); Saturday (9 am – 5 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • Eastmont Church – Downstairs Library, 62425 Eagle Road, Bend, OR. Hours: Monday through Friday (9 am – 5 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • Father’s House Church, 61690 Pettigrew Road, Bend, OR. Hours: Monday through Friday (9 am – 2 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • La Pine Library, 16425 1st Street, La Pine, OR. Hours: Tuesday through Friday (10 am – 6pm); Saturday (10 am – 5 pm).
  • La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR. Hours: Monday through Friday (9 am – 4 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • Redmond Library, 827 Deschutes Ave, Redmond, OR. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (10 am – 6 pm); Tuesday (10 am – 8 pm); Saturday (10 am – 5 pm); Closed Labor Day.
  • Sisters Library, 110 N. Cedar Street, Sisters, OR. Hours: Tuesday through Friday (10 am – 6pm); Saturday (10 am – 5 pm).
  • Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver, OR. Hours: Tuesday through Friday (10 am – 6pm); Saturday (10 am – 5 pm).
To have your public location added to this list, please email morgan.feld@deschutes.org. Please note, pets cannot be accommodated at these locations unless otherwise noted. 

Please visit Deschutes County Public Health's Wildfire Smoke and Health page here

Additionally, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality maintains the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the state. Their page can be found here

Lastly, the Oregon Smoke Blog is a great resource with outlooks and smoke forecasts. 

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